Busy bride or groom-to-be? Save time AND money with these savvy resources.
Life is already busy enough before you add in the hefty task of planning a wedding. Finding ways to maximize your time, effort, and budget is key to pulling off a fab wedding you can actually afford.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon registry or a way to make bridesmaids dress shopping a breeze, these resources below are sure to fit the bill!
Easy, Breezy Bridesmaids Dress Shopping
If you’re looking for beautiful bridesmaids dresses on a budget, combined with the simplest shopping experience ever, you’re going to love Azazie! This online bridal and bridesmaid dress company is modernizing the bridal industry by offering convenience, quality, and value. Their assortment of stylish silhouettes come in more colors than any other wedding retailer and are available in sizes 0-30.
Bringing bridesmaids dress shopping into the digital age, bridal parties can use the Azazie app and website to create a virtual showroom where the entire bridal party can participate in choosing styles and colors before ordering samples or finished dresses. To top it off, you can test out your selections of bridesmaids dresses in the comfort of your own home thanks to Azazie’s bridal sample program and virtual showroom! Get together with your ladies for a “try-on party” so every gal can choose the style that suits her best!
Choose your Groom’s Wedding Band at Home
For busy grooms, hunting for the perfect wedding band may not be what you want to spend your precious weekend time doing. If you don’t want the hassle of visiting your local jeweler, Meet Marke NYC. Known as the Warby Parker of men’s wedding bands, Marke sends everything from a patent-pending ring sizing tool, to different style/metal rings for men to try on from the comfort of their living room (also with a super affordable price tag!).
Marke has created a groom’s guide checklist accompanied with their at-home ring try-on kit that helps guide men through every step of the wedding process– from picking out that special ring to preparing his vows.
Rent and Return Pre-Arranged Wedding Florals
Something Borrowed Blooms
Looking for a simple and convenient way to decorate your wedding on a budget? Look no further than the silk arrangements from the rent and return floral boutique, Something Borrowed Blooms!
Their rent and return faux flower arrangements will never wilt or droop from heat or humidity, they look great all year round and give you the ability to have your favorite flowers whether or not they are in season. Not to mention, it’s a semi-DIY option that doesn’t require any crafting skills whatsoever. Just rent the items you want, receive them, display them, and return them via FedEx. It couldn’t be simpler or savvier to create a designer wedding!
Online Wedding Planning Organization and Tools
If you’re looking for the best option for a wedding website and other planning tools, we’re big fans of Joy! They’ve got some majorly helpful tools and resources to organize and manage your wedding plans all in one place… and did we mention it’s completely FREE?
Their wedding websites and corresponding apps are simply gorgeous while also incredibly feature-rich. Their guest list management tools are next-level, allowing you to customize the info and events that are shown to each invited guest. Their full suite of tools replaces a hodge-podge of spreadsheets, forms, and web apps within one clear, beautiful interface. Their platform was literally created specifically for weddings, so it just makes sense, ya know? We think you’ll be overjoyed with how easy it is– not to mention the super savvy price!
Alternative sources for wedding services and vendors
While millions of people already turn to TaskRabbit to find help with a variety of household tasks, many couples have hired Taskers to help them on their wedding day!
There are several unique ways couples have used TaskRabbit pre-, during and post-wedding:
- Pinterest fail, need help: “I bought a wooden wedding arch online and was having a lot of trouble assembling it so I turned to TaskRabbit to find someone handy.”
- Eloping and need a witness: “My fiancé and I needed someone to come to City Hall with us to witness our wedding elopement so we booked a tasker!”
- Drinks please!: “We needed a certified bartender to serve beer, wine, and sangria during our reception.”
- We gotta have Chick-Fil-A: “We hired a Tasker to pick up our Chick-Fil-A order and deliver it to our wedding venue.”
- DIY Photobooth: “We decided to set up a DIY Photobooth during our wedding and booked a Tasker to show guests how to use the photo app.”
- Thank you, next: “We had hundreds of thank you cards to write and not enough time! We hired a Tasker to handwrite and mail them out.”
If you’re short on time and money when it comes to planning and paying for your big day, look no further than Thumbtack to save you time and cash in your planning process! Instead of sifting through thousands of websites and listings for the vendors you need to execute your wedding plans, let Thumbtack do the heavy lifting for you.
Whether you’re looking for a photographer, caterer, florist, DJ or planner to make your big day shine, Thumbtack will help you find the wedding pros who fit your specific criteria. Simply share what you’re looking for and Thumbtack will show you only the results that fit your preferences. Talk about a time-saver!
If you’re looking for beautiful weddings on a budget, look no further than Peerspace for unique and affordable wedding venue options. Peerspace believes that finding your dream venue doesn’t have to break the bank – especially on your wedding day! That’s why they’ve curated a list of beautiful wedding venues around the country from a beachfront penthouse and downtown design space to fit any style and budget.
Not only will you be more likely to find an affordable venue through their platform, but you’ll also find something more unique and memorable than your traditional banquet hall. It’s a win-win!
Thanks to the internet, there are more ways than ever to plan your wedding in a simple and savvy way! We hope you enjoyed learning about these great new resources!
Editor’s note: During this time of quarantine and social distancing, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Learn more here.